According to Arab scholar who was overseeing the implementation of islam by the Volga Bulgars, they did. Here is what he gad to say of the Rus:
The Rūs appear as traders who set up shop on the river banks nearby the Bolğar camp. They are described as having bodies tall as (date) palm-trees, with blond hair and ruddy skin. They are tattooed from fingernails to neck with dark blue or dark green tree patterns and other figures and that all men are armed with an axe, sword and long knife.